Honoree of the 1987 Dallas’ Black Living Legends

As I was going through a flurry of media today, a special occasion caught my eye. In 1987, the Junior Black Academy of Arts and Letters presented the exhibition “Dallas Black Living Legends Exhibit” featuring men and women who have made history by continuing a tradition of excellence in their careers and services to their community. A special reception for the exhibition was held on February 2nd, 1987 at the Dallas City Hall.

This information was located on the Portal to Texas History site, a UNT Libraries’ Images Collection. The image is owned by The Black Academy of Arts and Letters.

Click around in the portal and discover more about Black History and the men and women who trail blazed many decades ago (although to me, it seems like just yesterday that I was in the thick of battle of civil rights and working on the betterment of race relations for all).

According to the site:

Pettis Norman was named one of the honorees of the 1987 Dallas’ Black Living Legends. Norman has been recognized for his career at a Dallas Cowboys tight-end for eight years, and his contributions to his community for being active in many youth oriented athletic programs.

What an honor! You can read more about the Living Legends collection and founder Curtis King here and here. Many thanks to Curtis for including me.

I speak of this and many other awards and recognition in my book.


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